Can you imagine decorating the house with a plant that bears the word “peace” in its name? Good right? For you can do this using the peace lily. This very popular plant in interior decoration is the right choice for those who want to create a green corner and full of positivity within the home. The peace lily or white flag, as it is also known, is a plant originally from South America, that is, the tropical climate is with itself. But don’t be fooled into thinking that the Lily of Peace likes to live in the sunlight, on the contrary, the star king can burn the sensitive leaves of the plant. In this post you can see more about it and learn how to make a beautiful Blanket With A Bear Applique.
For this reason, the most recommended is to cultivate the peace lily in a warm place, but that is humid, shaded and airy at the same time. The peace lily, scientifically named Spathiphyllum wallisii, stands out for the intense and brilliant green of its beautiful and delicate leaves. The elongated shape of the leaves is another great attraction of the species.
Another characteristic – and curiosity – of the plant that deserves to be mentioned are its white flowers, or rather, white ears. That’s right, the flowers of the peace lily are those elongated ears, whereas the white leaves that the vast majority consider as flowers are actually bracts, that is, a differentiated leaf that accompanies the flower in order to protect it and highlights her in nature.
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How to plant the peace lily
Peace lilies can be used in outdoor bedding, in indoor gardens or individually planted in pots. Easy to be planted, the peace lily does not require large pots, as it does not grow more than two feet tall. To plant the peace lily, be sure to keep the soil well drained, lining the bottom of the pot with gravel and sand. Use a part of substrate next to the earth to ensure a fertile and well-fertilized soil for the lily, if you prefer you can add earthworm humus next to the earth.
Then, just position the plant in the center of the pot and fill with the rest of the soil. The best time of the year to plant peace lilies is in autumn and winter, when the plant is in a dormant state. About a month after planting it will be possible to notice new shoots and leaves appearing in the pot or flower bed. The peace lily blooms in the spring and summer months showing its beauty.
Caring for the peace lily involves two essential factors: watering and lighting. The peace lily appreciates moist soil, but it is not soaked, so it is essential to ensure three to four waterings per week. In periods when air humidity is highest, touch the earth to find out if the soil is in need of more water. On warmer days, spray water on the leaves. Lighting is also crucial. Choose a well-lit place, but away from the sun’s rays. Excess sun can burn and even kill the plant, so we need to be careful.
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